Welcome to Eddie O Bee Adventure


This should be interesting. I have no experience in beekeeping, except what I can glean from others.

For timeline . . . the install date will be April 22, 2012

Please comment. I need all the help I can get!

Eddie O.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

+57 Days: Signs of Honey

Both hives are +57 days after install and I was able to see a little honey in the short super I placed on the hive one week ago. I did not go deep into the hive since I did not want to disturb them as our major nectar flow begins to taper.

Some of the more experienced beekeepers have even declared our nectar flow all but over. I still see a lot of bees clumsily flying in with full sacs of pollen. Our magnolias have almost past and there are only a few remaining blackberry blooms in the backyard. I'm hoping the crape myrtles will be blooming soon.

Both hives have grown to huge populations, filling nearly all of the 10 frames in both deep boxes. It rained last week and in between the rain showers, I ran out and viewed the hive through the screened bottom board and there was a huge pancake of bees.

You can see the dark colored hone in the center of the frame

This is without the flash showing the honey in the center.

You can see there is only one remaining frame to build, the bees were boiling over.

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